Fires in Southern California and John 1 Document

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Tue Oct 23 23:42:35 UTC 2007

Hello Adam and Everyone -
I am sorry you have seen worse fires, Adam, because this is pretty  

I am glad your family is ok.

I just found out that our programmer for SignBank, Todd Duell, had to  
evacuate from his home, so he is up in Los Angeles for a few days!  
Funny he would evacuate to Los Angeles ;-)

And in my neighborhood, the streets are jammed with cars of  
evacuees...thousands of people had to leave their homes and since so  
much of San Diego county is in the path of one fire or another, there  
are not that many places to go...La Jolla got a break this time...

The globe has a fever...

But SignWriting is just warming up!

Our goal now is to publish lots of literature, so there are many  
books to read in the Sign Languages of the world...

Val ;-)


On Oct 23, 2007, at 4:24 PM, Adam Frost wrote:

> They are all around me, but not close enough to me to do any harm,  
> except for maybe some smoke. My parents are in the worst area up in  
> the Santa Clarita Valley. My brother can go to school and my  
> mother, who works in a school, can't work. They are on notice to be  
> ready to evacuate, but it looks like the danger has passed them.  
> So, I have those fires to the north of me, Malibu to the south of  
> me and then there is the fire in San Berdadino to the east of me.  
> To the west of me is the ocean, so I will have a place to run if  
> needed. :-)
> I am glad that you are safe as well and have been able to work on  
> John. :-) I too have seen worse fires, some of which where it  
> seemed to never go dark at night because of the flames, and light  
> during the day because of the smoke.
> Adam
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Valerie Sutton <signwriting at>
> Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 16:10:11
> To:List SignWriting <sw-l at>
> Cc:Frost Adam <icemandeaf at>
> Subject: Fires in Southern California and John 1 Document
> SignWriting List
> October 23, 2007
> Adam Frost from north of Los Angeles wrote:
>> Adam
>> PS Val, I am also surrounded by the fires, but safe at the moment.
> Hello Adam!
> Are you surrounded by wild fires too, north of Los Angeles? My
> goodness...I am sorry to hear this and I am glad you are safe.
> Lucinda's family had to evacuate but fortunately they were allowed
> back today and their house is ok.
> Nancy Romero, the writer of our John 1 document, is staying with me
> because her house was surrounded by flames just one block to the left
> and to the right of them, but their house is still standing!
> This time, La Jolla was not involved with the fires, but we can see
> them raging from our house, east out in the desert. At night the
> mountains are lit up with a raging red flaming line across the top of
> all the eastern is absolutely eerie...
> Over 1500 homes are gone so far in San Diego and 7 fires are burning
> in San Diego in different areas...and some are getting worse...
> Are you experiencing the Malibu fire, Adam? Or are there others now
> in other parts of the San Fernando Valley?
> I just heard that Orange County has fires too...certainly this is
> unusally bad...
> Val ;-)
> PS. This has given Nancy and me a chance to edit John1!! ;-)
> I will post it shortly...


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